Today’s Daily Record profiles the internship opportunity with our member fisheries trust operating in the South West of Scotland – Galloway Fisheries Trust. This is a great opportunity for a young person to get involved in local fisheries work.

The Galloway Fisheries Trust is offering a second six-month paid internship. Applications for the post, funded by The Holywood Trust and the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme, close on Friday.

The trust carries out work on fish populations, their habitats and water quality across the freshwaters of Galloway. The successful applicant will be involved in delivering a range of research, conservation and community engagement projects.

That will include work to enhance riparian and instream habitats on the Black Water of Dee, fish surveys, delivering eel research work and producing educational material for use in local schools.

Senior biologist at the trust Jamie Ribbens said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for a young person to join our team and get involved hands-on with delivering some important conservation projects on local rivers.